Hyper-local: Money, Truth and Future—Really?
More and more media outlets are focusing on local journalism these days in hopes of competing in the increasingly crowded, 24/7 media market.
But with the high-profile fallout over Journatic and the lay-offs at TribLocal, is hyper-local really the answer? Who’s doing it wrong and who’s doing it right? And are there any jobs in this?
A panel of experts will help sort through the myths, the promise and the financial future of local reporting at: Hyper-local: Money, Truth and Future—Really?
The event is presented by the Association of Women Journalists-Chicago. It will be held on Oct. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan, 1st floor, Room ACC 101.
Exploring the many facets of hyper-local will be Andrew Huff, Editor/Publisher Gapers Block; Kyle Leonard, Editor, Chicago Tribune; Sherry Skalko, Editorial Director, Central Zone, Patch; Bill Smith, Publisher, Evanston Now and AWJ member and moderator Elaine Coorens, Editor/Publisher, Our Urban Times.
Space is limited. Admission is FREE for AWJ members, as well as Columbia College students and faculty/staff, but all must register. $10 for non-members.